Blog Stories New Year, New House!

New Year, New House!

By Gabrielle Enfield, January 2, 2020

Woohoo! Happy 2020 everyone. We are officially living in the future!

I got the opportunity to kick off the next decade by handing keys over to first-time buyers Sheenam and Akash. They came to me through another client and friend, and I was excited to hear they were looking for new construction. They had a few specific details in mind, and needed my expertise to help them find quality construction in their price point. I quickly found a great option, built by Everett Homes, out near Bethany on the West side. We were able to negotiate the purchase price and have the seller contribute significant credits to closing costs and other pre-paid items like HOA fees. The catch was, we needed to close in just over three weeks. This required all hands on deck with a solid co-op agent team (Mower Group), Title rep (Deena at FATCO) and my buyers’ lending team from B of A. And of course, my partner Amber Blum as Transaction Coordinator.

Happily, we made it, and on New Year’s Eve I not only handed them a bottle of bubbly, but the keys to their gorgeous new home. The looks on their faces in this photo pretty much sums up why I do this. So lucky.

This time of year brings with it a time to reflect, set goals and intention for the coming year. Mine are to find a new home for my family (*gulp*), pick up a new hobby, continue to build my business through repeat and referred clients, and most importantly, have fun. Wishing you all good things in 2020. If it happens to involve a decision in real estate, please consider me a resource.


Till then, high fives!

Gabrielle Enfield


Real estate can be a wild ride. It's important you find your wingwoman.

I understand the important decision of choosing an agent. It's a relationship for the long haul. My goal is to apply my myriad experiences, both personally and professionally, to help guide my client partners through a thoughtful, strategic, seamless and fun journey. Need an understanding of where to start, when it comes to getting ready to sell? I'll put my background in project management to work and let you know what needs to happen, complete with spreadsheets, if you're into it. Looking to purchase a vacation property and need it to generate rental income? I'll sharpen my pencil and make sure the numbers make sense. First-timer who needs a steady hand to help guide you through the real estate process? This Mama Bear's got you covered, and will be sure to point out what you need to look for. Moving to PDX and need a proxy to get to know Rose City? I'm a Pac NW native, and even with all its growth and change, this place still gives me butterflies. I grew up in Woodland, Washington, and am a proud resident of North Portland, where I'm raising my family. #boymom Before real estate, my career spans two decades of expertise I'm fortunate enough to apply every day. These experiences range from being a TV news anchor (visual storyteller) to helping develop some of the world's beloved brands (strategy and engagement). I was practically born with a tool belt on: my Dad is a retired custom home designer and builder, my uncle is an architect and my Grandpa was a Realtor and developer. I am an active listener, have a keen eye for "good bones",  and solving my clients' real estate needs in a creative and often unexpected way brings me joy. Plus, the lasting relationships formed are cherries on the sundae! Please give me a call - I'd love to see what it would be like to partner with you. For a look inside my everyday life, be sure to follow along on Instagram. High fives!
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